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Tanya Simon
June 12, 2018

Eoin Morgan is confident England can learn the lessons of their shock six-run loss to Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday in time for a one-day global series against Australia.

Both matches will take place at the Grange Cricket Club, where Scotland registered their highest ODI score and also the highest ODI score by an associate nation in their one-off ODI against England on Sunday.

However, England were undermined by a succession of soft dismissals after Bairstow holed out in the 18th over.

"We've had a professional relationship with Dave for five years now we've always found him to be a pretty normal and humble bloke - he just wants to atone for his mistakes and move on". This should be a catalyst for more games.

"It is up to us to build on it. Hodgey said for too long Scottish sport has been about close misses and this could have been one of those days".

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"We didn't do enough to win, if we had won it would have been a bonus from where we were", added the former Ireland batsman.

And it meant England would have to beat their highest winning total batting second in an ODI - 350 for three against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in 2015 - if they were to defeat Scotland in this stand-alone match.

This was an embarrassing reverse for 2019 World Cup hosts England ahead of their upcoming five-match home ODI series against Australia and a reminder of how Eoin Morgan's side have been undone in one-off games, such as last year's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to eventual winners Pakistan in Cardiff.

"A one-off game like this, to bring your best game is very hard to do, they played well and deserved the result", said Morgan.

However, Agar, who'll play only his fifth ODI in Australian colours in the series opener at The Oval on Wednesday, said he's pleased the controversial opener is in the right head space again following the huge fall-out from the incident in Johannesburg in March. "We were miles off where we expect to be and didn't do enough to win".

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